Ernest (6181) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Head is initially very small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is notes of apple juice, caramel, light notes of beef broth and plastic, hint of fusel alcohol (bug spray). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, moderately astringent. Well, I’ll be darned, one of the few Crispins I’ve tried with no trace of ammonia. Some fusel alcohol in the background, and other mild off notes, but no ammonia. I mean, sure, it’s still an ultra-simple apply juicy cider with zero allure, but considering most of their products score under 1.0, this was better than expected.
lb4lb (2519) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour, no head. Smell is apple juice, wood, and a touch of band aid funk. Perhaps an old can? Taste is slightly funky, with some malty grainy flavor in addition to the obvious apple flavor along with a touch of oak flavor. Kind of dry as well with a tannin like quality. Thinnish body and light carbonation.
Ericular (595) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice clear golden appearance. Aroma is light and mild, with some earthy, yeasty apple. Taste is a good mix of sweet and tart. Decent, but not my favorite.
HIGHB4LL (475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL can thanks to Randy. Appearance: great sparkling golden yellow clear. Aroma: apple, light yeasty earthy. Palate: light body, dry finish, crisp tastes, average carbonation. Taste: light alcohol, great sweet start with a sweet molassesy finish that lingers a bit. Overall, very refreshing, good tastes.
scooterbub (823) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml can. Pours a nice gold with a one inch white head that fades. Taste is of apples and wood. Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a dry finish. Nice, but a little one noted.
radio_nowhere (792) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large can into lager glass, light ambery-golden color with minimal white head. Aroma of apple sweetness. Taste is not as sweet as expecting which is nice, tart, somewhat tannic, maybe the slightest hint of spice. Light body, moderate carbonation, dry, astringent with slight almost woody finish. Not really a cider drinker so I haven’t had many but this is quite tasty, more tart and less sweet then the usual mass ciders I’ve had.
zizzybalubba (1406) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL can from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Golden orange pour with a few bubbles but virtually no head. Aroma of ripe red apple. Flavor is in perfect balance, not too tart and not too sweet, but unmistakably apples are the featured component. A very good example of a well done cider.
happypapa (5) - santa rosa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought from bevmo,not a great aroma,golden yellow color pored into a pint glass from can,taste kind of ruined by the aluminum,dry,not to sweet. Overall a decent cider,my least favorite from the Crispin brand.
WanderinCelt87 (168) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely golden brown with a lovely apple smell. The taste reminds me of strong bow but leaves a clean finish.
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned from BevMo. Mildly tart with a bit of sweetness. Fairly balanced flavor wise. Some good apple characteristics, but a touch of an off flavor as well.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark orange with almost no head. Aroma of green and red apples with a little jolly rancher sweetness. Taste is light sweet. Apples with a hint of baking spices. Crisp and slightly funky. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a suprisingly long finish. Overall, not bad. Pretty darn good actually.
EDIT: There is a definite brett funk in the aftertaste. Pretty cool.